Are you having problems being heard? Does your voice come out in a whisper when you’re trying to convey an important message? Help is at hand.
Voice coach Dr Louise Mahler has created an intelligent how-to book full of helpful ideas on how to use the link between voice, body, posture and state of mind. Through her own experience as an opera singer which she left to study communication skills, Louise’s pioneering PhD research demonstrates how life can be improved in boardrooms and business, speaking engagements, interviews, and leadership roles of every kind – minor or major ones. In fact, whenever the voice is used. It addresses how the response and perception of an audience or listener depends on voice control, gesture, correct posture and breathing, and how results can be achieved.
Have you ever watched how famous people present themselves in front of an audience? They exude ease and confidence. They use their hands and voice in a specific way, they work the audience from varying points of the room or stage with ease. This ease be learnt by everyone.
This book is an outstanding tool for anyone who’s looking to overcome nerves, or any other mental stumbling block that is keeping them from success. Endorsed by countless well-known people, Dr Louise Mahler teaches you how to ‘Lift the Seven Veils’ and release yourself from limitation. Her book is filled with personal, inspiring stories from people who have benefited from ‘vocal intelligence’ and have reshaped their lives by reclaiming their voice.
If none of the above interests you, this book is still a great read. It will teach you amazing things about your body that you didn’t know, and that you can apply to other areas of your life. I found this an enlightening and inspiring read. It left me with tasty food for thought, and skills to put into practise.
Reviewed by Anastasia Gonis
Title: Resonate: For People Who Need to be Heard
Author: Dr Louise Mahler
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Publication Date: 26 August 2015 $32.99 RRP
Type: Self Help